Ownership


Darlington FC is owned by the fans, for the fans

Darlington FC has been fan owned since 2012. DFCSG owns a controlling stake in the Football Club and sets its strategic direction in line with the interests of the DFCSG membership. In other words, DFCSG members are the Owners of DFC.

By joining us you too can become an Owner of DFC and help to shape its future direction. You'll also gain access to a range of exclusive benefits.

Owner benefits

> Elect or stand for election to the DFCSG Board

A strong DFCSG Board with a diverse range of views, skills, and experience is vital to the continued success of Darlington FC. The DFCSG Directors represent the Owners, and their primary responsibilities are:

> To ensure that the Football Club's strategy reflects the Owners' interests.

> To provide support and oversight to the Football Club Board.

> To raise funds and support the Football Club in running sustainably.


In addition to these responsibilities, most DFCSG Directors also fill volunteer roles within the Football Club in areas such as finance, matchday operations, marketing, and ground development. Meet the Board here.

Owners can also stand for election to the Board. See the Elections page for information on how to stand.

> Have your say when it comes to really important issues

From time to time, the DFCSG Board will consult the Owners to inform the outcome of a particular decision. These will normally be important strategic issues.

A quarterly fan engagement survey will be implemented so we can continually monitor feedback and ensure that we continue to represent the Owners' interests.

We’ll also have some more fun polls up and running regularly, including the annual home and away kit votes.

> Get the inside track 

Owners will receive invites to the DFC AGM and the DFCSG AGM. In the Your Account area, you'll also be able to access information concerning the strategic direction of DFC, such as minutes from DFCSG Board meetings and the annual accounts of both DFC and DFCSG.

We'll be introducing additional ways to keep you in the loop over time, such as Owners-only fans forums.

> Access exclusive content and discounts 

Exclusive Owners' content and discounts will become available on YOURCLUB over time, all of which will make being an Owner even more fun, engaging and rewarding.

Like what you hear? Then head over to our signup page to unlock the potential that being an Owner brings. 

More information about DFCSG and its purpose can be found on the DFCSG page.